UN Chief tells Kohona it is Sri Lanka’s best interest to consider Panel’s recommendations

May 04, New York: The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that it would be in Sri Lanka’s interest to consider the recommendations of the report by the Panel of Experts on accountability in Sri Lanka.

Mr. Ban has made this comment when he met Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr. Palitha Kohona on Tuesday afternoon at the UN headquarters in New York.

Responding to a question at the daily press briefing today, the Secretary-General’s Spokesperson Martin Nesirky said the UN Chief has also reminded the Ambassador that Sri Lanka has a commitment to ensure the protection of UN personnel and premises in the country.

The Spokesperson said the UN is still awaiting an official response from the Sri Lankan government on the Panel report.

The Spokesperson declined to comment on a statement made by the former army commander Sarath Fonseka that the report would be used for his ‘white flag’ trial.

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